The mobile version of John Marble's book "What I Was Not (necessarily) Taught About Anesthesia." Now in the 2nd edition, this book is aimed to make anesthesia students aware of the situations that they will be faced with each day when exploring the new frontier of the operating room.
Free updates over time as the author encounters new occurrences, situations, and moments that he thinks should be added to the book. This includes the full 3rd edition if released.
About The Book:
Initially beginning as a humble idea that was literally 2½ typed pages of words aimed at letting SRNA’s know that they are not alone in their angst, and later not really knowing how many books I’d eventually sell, if any, I only printed 500 copies of my first book.
Truthfully, I really had no idea what to think of it. Initially, several of my students bought it and were very complimentary; however, I attributed their response to subservience in the face of someone (me) able [if I wanted] to make life a living hell for them. But finally, after opening my website to the public and selling a book to New Jersey on the very first day it became functional, I began to realize that [maybe] there was indeed a market out there for genuine teaching, similar to the instruction of a preceptor, that takes into account all of the variables involved with learning anesthesia and helps to reassure the student that, not only are they [most likely] on the right track, but also that they are probably in a better position than I was at the same point in my-own education.
“part deux” includes everything that my first book did, with elaboration where it may have been vague, in addition to more tidbits, caveats, and wisdom that I felt were important enough for the pupil of anesthesia to be further mindful of, all in the hope that the anticipation, recognition, and identification of such real-world situations, not to mention the appropriate responses, could somehow be presented to the student prior to their encountering such happenings in the reality that lies somewhat outside of the textbook, which [for good reason] focuses immensely on the science of anesthesia, but unfortunately gives little instruction in the art of administering an anesthetic. Specifically, it has close to 100,000 words, or [better yet] approximately 15,000 more than the “1st Edition”. But, more important than any of this, and given the seriousness of what we do for a living, it both reminds and encourages us to chuckle at our own errors, blunders, and/or lapses in judgment (assuming no patient harm, of course), lest we were to ever erroneously think that any one of us were the perfect anesthesia provider.